Gov. pressures Senate to confirm appointees : Democrats accused of political games
SANTA FE - Gov. Susana Martinez is pressuring the Senate to act more quickly on a backlog of appointees awaiting confirmation hearings.
In a rare move, the Republican governor on Wednesday told the Senate she was withdrawing - at least temporarily - the nominations for 53 appointees to various state boards and commissions in a bid to make the Senate act more quickly on higher-profile appointees.
In a statement, Martinez spokesman Michael Lonergan accused two prominent Senate Democrat...